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25 Questions about the Murder of New Orleans

October 3, 2005 - If you haven't read it yet, definitely check out the piece by New Orleans architect Anthony Fontenot and author/scholar Mike Davis (who wrote this prescient article last year), penned after spending a week in New Orleans talking to locals, officials and surveying the hurricane aftermath.

Wade Rathke's Journal: NO's Future

September 13, 2005 - Wade Rathke, a legendary organizer with ACORN (Association of Communities Organized for Reform Now) and SEIU Local 100 based in New Orleans, has been sharing some very interesting thoughts on his personal blog.

Ethnic Cleansing

September 9, 2005 - According to today's Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire, Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists:

What Evacuees Need: A Seat at the Table

September 6, 2005 - New Orleans resident Wade Rathke, who is also chief organizer for the low-income organziation ACORN and SEIU Local 100, has some thoughts about what's needed in New Orleans now.


September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal I just saw a report on MSNBC from the convention center in New Orleans. There are thousands of people there, families with children, infants, and elderly. They have no water. They have no food. They have no baby formula. They have no medical assistance. They have nothing. They are desperate, and they are furious.

Katrina and New Orleans

August 29, 2005 - By R. Neal Those of us who have lived in Southern coastal states are all too familiar with hurricanes, but we haven’t seen anything like Katrina in over a decade. The last Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. was, I believe, Andrew in 1992. It slammed Southern Florida and went on across the Gulf and slammed New Orleans.